I was given a boatload of fresh carrots recently and I didn’t want them to go to waste. Now I’ve written before about turning ugly carrots into beautiful carrots by chopping misshapen carrots into prettier more uniform pieces.
In the past I’d dehydrated them using my small household-sized dehydrator. But now I have a 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator. I can really do some damage to that mountain of carrots now! Come see what I did.
There are several recipes I love that use pumpkin puree. So to provide that ingredient myself, I like to grow sugar pie pumpkins in my garden. But how do you use a traditional oven to make puree? Well I’m so glad you asked.
I’ve been on a dehydrating kick this year & I love it. Recently I acquired a large quantity of potatoes and went on a mission to figure out how to preserve them all.
In the past I have preserved potatoes by cooking, mashing and freezing them. So this time I think I’ll try dehydrating them.
I know that potatoes will turn black if they are not cooked before they’re dehydrated. So I washed the potatoes and then pricked the skin in several places on each potato, then stacked them tightly in my black enameled covered pan.
I try to harvest and preserve all the fresh herbs I can. I finally got some oregano to grow. In addition to harvesting and using as much fresh oregano as I can, I also plan on preserving it for future use.
My dehydrating procedure is simple and requires no special equipment. Come see how easy it is to preserve oregano.